Headband with Cable by Elaine Phillips

Headband with Cable

November 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
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This pattern is available for free.

When finished, the headband is double-layered for extra warmth. The headband is knitted sideways with a cable running down the middle and garter stitch on either side. It starts out being twice as wide as it needs to be. After the knitting is finished, the headband is joined into a circle and then the top and bottom edges are folded inward along the knitted lines (these are formed using knit sts in the middle of the reverse stockinette stitch). This allows for a very clean top and bottom edges to the headband.

Because the headband is knitted sideways, it is very easy to size as you knit.

This headband is great for a beginner looking to practice their cables!

Pattern was updated on August 8, 2018